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Enrico Boccaccini

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Enrico Boccaccini is a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Orient Institute Beirut (OIB). He received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Göttingen with a dissertation on transcultural comparisons of Mirrors for Princes from Europe and the Middle East. He holds an MA degree in Persian Studies from the University of Leiden and a BA degree in Arabic and Persian Studies at the University of Cambridge. His current research focuses on the representation of women in pre-modern advice literature for rulers. His publications include articles on recurring themes in Mirrors for Princes (in Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam, ed. S. Günther, Brill: Leiden, 2020) and on a commentary on Ibn al-Farid's Khamriyya (in Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre: Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern Literatures, ed. K. Dmitriev, Ergon Verlag: Würzburg, forthcoming).